Latin name: Symphysodon aequifasciatus
Average lifespan: Average of 10 years
Size: The length and height of a typical grown adult ranges from about 20–25 cm (8–10 in).
Interesting and beautiful fish, Discus have captured the attention of aquarists throughout the world. These quiet, peaceful, and elegant creatures inspire appreciation and dedication like no other fish. Highly esteemed for their color, shape, and regal bearing they are often considered to be the pinnacle of fish keeping.
What does a Discus look like?
All Symphysodon species have a laterally compressed round body shape, with patterns of shades in brown, blue, green, and red.
There are many notable colour variations, brown, blue/green, royal blue, red spotted green, heckel, red turquoise, solid cobalt, blue diamond and more.
Where does the Discus live?
In their natural environment, wild caught discus fish prefer the calm parts of rivers, lakes and deep pools where they spend their time in shaded area clean from pollutants.
What does a Discus eat?
Discus are insectivorous carnivores, in the wild they are browsers and hunters. Their diet consists mainly of insect larvae and water living worms. They also eat any fish small enough to get in their mouths.
Did you know about these Discus facts?
In a stressed environment, Discus stop producing their stress coat and their immune system also stops, leaving them vulnerable to parasites and diseases, and may die easily as a result.
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